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Fortuna Spinneth Downward

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 5, 2017

The thing that struck me about the Belt beaning last night was how LOUD it was. Especially for a curve ball. But that thing was heat seeking and it just hit him about as square as you can get hit. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s done for the year. And the day after he tied his highest HR mark for a season. It’s unreal bad luck.

One way to look at this: if you’re into luck/bad luck/karma etc….maybe this is “payment due” for those 3 beauties we got from ’10-’14. And there has been SO MUCH bad luck, maybe we’re getting it all out of the way in a single season. Maybe.

Stratton today. LOL. STRATTON!!!!! He’s just not good. But when the season is lost you look at young guys, or at least most teams do. Personally, I think this has more to do with not embarrassing Cain anymore than it does with wanting to get an honest look at a younger player.

The Giants have had some pretty bad first round draft picks since Posey:

Gillaspie, Wheeler, Brown, Panik, Crick, STRATTON!!!!!, Arroyo, Beede, Bickford, Shaw. Well, maybe not *bad*. But there were some serious misses over the last several years. If Shaw, Beede and Arroyo work out it can’t be called *bad*. Let’s see if they ever turn into anything….

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  1. Flavor said, on August 5, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Pablo looks like he just got out of a sauna. Completely gassed. Zero conditioning for that guy, what has he been doing that he can’t run the bases once without looking like he’s having a heart attack immediately after??????

  2. Flavor said, on August 5, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Well…I couldn’t have done that…..

  3. Flavor said, on August 5, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    horrible uni’s tonight. One of the worst I’ve ever seen. College shit.

  4. unca_chuck said, on August 5, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    No kidding. Panda was flat out spectacular here for his time. Not sure why the animosity. He’s holding back Ryder fucking Jones? Please. We’ve had 15 guy s fail at 3rd base, so what the fuck?

    As much as Booby owns the lack of trades and general decline of the team, the scouting depoartment has been shooting blanks for 8 years now.

  5. djloo27 said, on August 5, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Sure, PH for your clean-up hitter on the night of his storybook comeback when you’re 74 GB…

    • Macdog said, on August 5, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Yeah, that was inspiring.

  6. unca_chuck said, on August 5, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I think Panda was out of gas anyway. Posey? Sure

  7. Flavor said, on August 5, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Bochy seems to have a real fucking feel for the moment. Whatever. I agree Chuck but what would you have rather seen?

    • unca_chuck said, on August 5, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      Yeah, pretty dumb, but I think Panda woulda at least got a sac fly.

  8. unca_chuck said, on August 5, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Bleeeeh.

    Parker’s raking tho.

  9. djloo27 said, on August 5, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Time to let Goldschmidt beat us…

    • zumiee said, on August 5, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      If it goes extra innings, Goldy will get another chance.

  10. Flavor said, on August 5, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    I’m arguing with some dumb 16 year old girl on twitter about the Dodgers. What have I become? Logging off………

  11. unca_chuck said, on August 5, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Twitter is only good for Super 70s Sports. Otherwise I have no use for it.

  12. unca_chuck said, on August 5, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    • zumiee said, on August 5, 2017 at 9:45 pm

      That guy looks like Son of Sam getting told by his dog to kill someone.

    • unca_chuck said, on August 5, 2017 at 11:02 pm

      Kinda looks like Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie.

  13. Flavor said, on August 5, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Good for Parker. That’s gotta feel good for him

    • zumiee said, on August 5, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    • willedav said, on August 5, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      maybe that’s your CF for next year and some protection behind Posey. Yeah he has couple nice games, nice grab tonite too plus an assist.

  14. Macdog said, on August 5, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    1-0 with Pablo back!

  15. djloo27 said, on August 5, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Incredibly stupid way to set the defense in that situation…

    • willedav said, on August 5, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      yeah strange alignment. thx for the WS card with box too. I liked Davis, dunno what happened to him that day but I remember watching that game.

      • djloo27 said, on August 5, 2017 at 10:07 pm

        He lost one or two in the sun, I think…

  16. unca_chuck said, on August 5, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    No shit. What good is fielding a grounder 30′ behind 2nd base?

    Good to see Parker hitting. Maybe he’s the missing ingredient.

    hah

  17. Flavor said, on August 5, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    i’m still pissed Bochy pulled Pablo back for his at bat. Literally ruined the night for me.

  18. willedav said, on August 5, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    I know it’s meaningless but I’d like to see Giants finish with better record than as many teams in the league as possible.

    Directly ahead of them are the Reds who lost at home to STL and are now 45-65. SD 48 Ws Mets 49.
    Reds are 6th in HRs with 147 but only 10th in runs scored and have given up 100 more runs to opposition and 30 more bombs. they are dead last in ERA, over 5.00 runs a game.

    Mets have similar stats, lot of HRs (2nd in NL) low BA/OB and 14th in ERA = 10 games under .500.

  19. unca_chuck said, on August 5, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Just saw the Puig vid. If I’m the Dodgers hitting coach, I slap him in the face every strikeout.


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